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TUAM AND BALLINASLOE PARENTS TO BE CONSULTED ON CHANGES TO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-Apr-2012

Parents from Tuam and Ballinasloe may be approached for their opinion on school patronage in their areas.

It’s among new recommendations on how religion is taught in the primary education sector.

The Forum on patronage and Pluralism today published its advisory report on school patronage, and is recommending that up to be 50 schools be divested around the country.

The schools will be plucked from around 250 schols in 4 Dublin areas and 43 towns including Ballinasloe and Tuam that were identified in 20-10.

As part of that process the group is recommending a preference register for parents with pre-school children in the 47 areas.

It’s also seeking information from parents with children already enrolled in primary schools in the areas.

Divestment would take place on a phased basis and the remaining non-divested schools would become more diverse.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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